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Definition of tal

"tal" is probably misspelled. Trying tail instead Definition of tail

1. tail [ n ] the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

Used in print:

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

One female , collected on an island off the coast of Nicaragua , was gravid and measured 4 feet 8 inches from snout to vent ( her tail should be between 6 and 7 inches long ) .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

`` I want the fish served whole , with head and tail '' , the epicure explained , `` and serve it with lemon in mouth '' .

Synonyms tail Related Terms process rattle caudal_appendage uropygium oxtail fluke scut flag bobtail vertebrate dock

2. tail [ n ] the time of the last part of something
Examples: "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century" "the tail of the storm"

Used in print:

("Editorials"...)

What is interesting is that his positive qualifications for the post were revealed only as a kind of tail to his candidacy .

Synonyms tail tail_end fag_end Related Terms end

3. tail [ n ] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
Examples: "he deserves a good kick in the butt" "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

Used in print:

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

A chicken with six tits and a tail lak a corkscrew .

Synonyms seat ass bottom rear_end tail behind buttocks rump hindquarters fundament hind_end keister bum backside posterior stern prat buns tail_end tooshie tush rear can derriere fanny butt nates arse Related Terms body_part torso

4. tail [ n ] any projection that resembles the tail of an animal

Used in print:

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

( 3 ) For anionics , these micelles appear to be roughly spherical assemblages in which the hydrocarbon tails come together so that the polar groups ( the ionized ends ) face outward towards the aqueous continuous phase .

Synonyms tail tail_end Related Terms projection

5. tail [ v ] remove the stalk of fruits or berries

Synonyms tail Related Terms top

6. tail [ v ] remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Synonyms tail bob dock Related Terms cut bobtail

7. tail [ n ] (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head

Synonyms tail Related Terms head reverse coin plural

8. tail [ n ] a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

Synonyms shadow shadower tail Related Terms detective follower spy chase

9. tail [ n ] the rear part of an aircraft

Synonyms tail_assembly empennage tail Related Terms rear fuselage stabilizer vertical_tail horizontal_tail

10. tail [ v ] go after with the intent to catch
Examples: "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley" "the dog chased the rabbit"

Synonyms chase go_after trail dog track give_chase tag tail chase_after Related Terms pursue hound quest run_down chase_away tag_along pursuit pursuer lead tag trailing chaser

11. tail [ a ] (aeronautical) pertaining to the tail section of a plane

Synonyms tail Related Terms aft

12. tail [ n ] the rear part of a ship

Synonyms stern poop quarter tail after_part Related Terms rear ship skeg escutcheon

Rhymes with

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